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Matmen Elect,
Kopel, Champ
I PC
At 12 1 Leader
By BUD LOW
Wolverine grapplers, returning
home after placing second to Indiana
in the Conference wrestling cham-
pionships over the weekend, unani-
mously elected Dick Kopel captain
for the 1944 season just a few hours
before he left for home and service
in the Army.
Kopel is the new Big Ten Champ
in the 121-pound class, and in addi-
tion he accounted for nine of Michi-
gan's 22 points. He received six points
for winning in his division, and added
another three to the Maize and Blue
total by scoring three falls during
the tournament.
Johnson Wins Again
Captain Manley Johnson success-
fully defended his 145-pound title by
gaining two decisions and two pins
which were good for eight points.
Frank Ruggieri, heavyweight from
Purdue, was the only other matman
to retain his crown. .
Coach Ray Courtright who, in his
first year as Varsity wrestling mentor
brought a second place to the Wolver-
ines, was Well satisfied with the
showing of the team. It was Chet
Robbins, Hoosier 136-pounder ineligi-
ble until the Conference meet, who
upset the dope sheet by taking, the
championship in his weight class,
thus giving the darkhorse Indiana
squad six .points-the margin of vic-
tory over Michigan.
Coach Is Pleased
"Corky" was especially pleased with
the wrestling of his two new men-
Mort Klein and Chip Warrick. Each
scored a point for the Maize and.
Blue cause, a noteworthy contribu-
tion considering theys were both com-
peting in their first collegiate
matches.
Klein scored his point by pinning
his first opponent in the opening
round. Warrick placed fourth by bat-
tling his way to the finals of the con-
solation round.
Johnny Greene, the heavyweight
who worked off 15 pounds to come
down to the 175-pound class, won the
consolation round to place third in
the meet, thus gaining the Varsity's
final two points.
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Loud Makes HERE ARE THE ANSWERS:
Daily BigT Seconds Separate Natators and Title

Great Team Showing
"Our victory Saturday was prob- ion. And he has more to add.
ably the greatest group performance "Dave Matthews has contributed
by any Michigan track team in as much to his team in spirit and
encouragement as has any Michigan
championship competition." track captain during my four years
With these words Coach Ken Doh- here."
erty summed up Michigan's smash- As climax to Doherty's greatest in-
'Three Champions!!!

BOB UFER
...Wolverine quarteramile champion finds time to talk with herb
Matter of Illinois and Bob Hodgell of Wisconsin in between races of the
Big Ten Indoor track meet.

Hockey Ta
Gophers Place Three,
Ili Two; Wolverine
Goalie Had Best Year
By WALT KLEE
Disregarding the procedure of the
past The Daily announces its first
All-Conference hockey team, based
on performances at the Coliseum here
against the Michigan sextet.
Only one Wolverine, goalie and
Captain Hank. Loud, is named on
the first team while two, Bill: Dance
and Bob Derleth, make the second
team. If Bob Opland and Bob Kemp,
who were -the mainstays on the team
the first semester, had not fallen prey
to graduation and ineligibility, there
would be: at least. one more on -the
mythical sextet.
Loud was given the net minding
job by virtue of his spectacular play
in the nets here: against Minnesota-
and Illinois in which he. 'had an
average ,of 39 stops per game. Hist
play in the 1-1 deadlock. with the-
Gophers was especially sensational
as he played the best game of his best
year.
Illinois, Conference Champions,
placed two men*:on the team, while
the second place Minnesota grabbed
three positions. The Gopher repre-
sentatives are. Dick Keley, .$ob
Graiziger, and ,Don Nolander. Henry
Coupe and George Balestri placed for
Illinois.
Coupe, who played brilliantly on
offense and looked well on defense in
both games here last week is center
on the first line. He was by far, the,
cleverest stick handler seen on local
ice this season.
Kelley, Graiziger at Wings
Flanking the Illini's star are Kelley
and Graiziger. Kelley probably is the
fastest skater on the Big-Ten team,
while Graiziger the most versatile.
Graiziger played a sensational game
of hockey both on offense and .de
fense, being equally capable at both
posts.
The two defensemen were chosen
for their offensive play .as well as
their ability to fill the roll at defense.
Balestri was one of three players. Who
scored a "hat trick" on local ice this
year. The other defense slot goes to
Gopher Nolander whose body check-
ing and defensive poke checking was
without equal in Athe local arena. In-
cidently, he :-paced his team to a 5-2
victory in the 'second game of the
The play of Dance and Derleth on

ing triumph at the 1943 Indoor Con-
ference track meet in Chicago, and
the 531/2 points scored which is the
highest total ever rolled up by a Big
Ten winner.,
Sixteen of the 20 men who made
the trip, placed in the meet and
thereby won their "M" letter andI
Conference stripe. These same 16
men took 22 places in the 12-event
program, an average of almost two
men per event. The Wolverines
placed two or more men in every
track event.
Matthews Is Praised
Ten Wolverines surpassed their
best previous all-time performances,
and 12 men bettered their 1943 rec-
ords. And, to add to this record, the
18 points obtained in the three dis-
tance events- 880-yard, mile and
two-mile runs-surpass all previous
Wolverine performances in these
three events.
But the key to the team's one-sided
triumph (a 16-point margin over the
second place Wisconsin Badgers) was
the strong element ofhteam spirit.
Coach Doherty was of the same opin-

door season was the announcement
from University authorities that 16
Wolverines would receive their letters
this month. This is the first time in
the history of Michigan that track
letters have been awarded before the
end of the spring semester. The
plan was adopted because some of
the cindermen will not be here in
May. Others who failed to make an
award indors, have an opportunity
to do so during the outdoor campaign.
Sixteen Get Letters
Lettermen are Len Alkon, James
Byerly, Bill Dale, Wayne Glas, Bob
and Ross Hume, John Ingersoll,
Ernie Leonardi, Jack Martin, Cap-
tain Matthews, George Ostroot,
Chuck Pinney, John Roxborough,
Jim Sears, Bob Segula, Elmer
Swanson, Bob Ufer and Art Upton.
These men will elect next seasons
captain in May.
Ingersoll who took sixth place in
the Conference mile with a 4:24.8
clocking, bowed out of \ collegiate
competition last Saturday. A mem-
ber of the ERC, he left for his home
in Duluth yesterday before going into
the Army next week.

By JOE McHALE
When Michigan came in second to
Ohio State last week-end in the Big
Ten swimming meet, it marked the
first year since 1928 that Michigan
has failed to get Intercollegiate A.A.
gold medals for a first in either the
Big Ten or Collegiate meet.
The Wolverines lost by the slender
margin of five points, such a slim
one that just a couple tenths of a
second would have thrown the whole
affair in the other direction. There
are many circumstances that could
have turned the trick.
Fries Stays Home
In the first place, Charlie Fries was
in the Health Service with pneu-
monia. His presence alone would
have given the Maize and Blue its
fifth straight title, for he was a cer-
tainty for a second in the 50-yard
sprint and a third in the century.
Secondly, Ace Cory, though he
made the trip, was too sick to com-
pete in both the 100-yard freestyle
and the relay. He was needed. most
urgently for the latter, so the loss of
his third or fourth in the 100 was felt.
Also, the close races were all
marked with Scarlet and Gray, for
Ohio State seemed to get all the
"breaks." Keo Nakama, the great
little Buckeye who, with Captain
,Mark Follansbee, probably did more
for Ohio than the whole rest of the
team, just beat Jack Patten of Mich-
igan in the 220. Patten had done a
second faster than Nakama's winning
time in the past, but he just couldn't
beat the inspired Hawaiian Friday.
Weal Stewart, fighting Michigan
quarter-miler who had beaten out
Buck Jack Ryan twice previously this
year, once again chalked up the fast-
est time of his life, only to lose by
less than six inches to Ryan in the
race for third behind the flying
Nakama. Wolverine Johnny McCar-
a mediocre team place them on the
second team along with Glenn Rolle,
Bucky Benson, and Amo Bessone of
Illinois.
I The League's Best
FIRST TEAM Pos. SEC. TEAM
Loud (Mich.) G
Balestri (Ill.) RD Derleth (Mich.)
Nolander Minn. LD Bessone (Ill.)
Coupe (Ill.) C Dance (Mich.)
Kelley (Minn.) RW Rolle (Ill.)
Oraiziger Minn. LW Benson (Ill.)
Camilli Returns
To Dodger Fold
NEW YORK, March 8.-O")-All
fears.that Branch Rickey himself
might have to get out and play first
base for the Brooklyn Dodgers this
year, what with the talk of trading
Babe Dahlgren and Dolph Camilli's
hint that he might stick to ranching,
were disclosed today.
Camilli is returning to the Dodger's
fold. The slugging first sacker wired
Rickey today that he, Camilli, had
found help to work his ranch; that
his wife had agreed to come East,
and that with Rickey's permission he
would leave the west coast April 2,
arriving here April 5.
[MICHIGANI

The most disappointed Michigan-
der was record-breaker Harry Holi-
day, who lost to an aroused Follans-
bee in the preliminaries of the 100-
yard freestyle. Harry, all of a sud-
den, had his arms seem to go dead on
him, and he swam his slowest com-
petitive century of the year.
Too, Irvie Einbinder tired himself
out too much in his very fast first
150 yards in the breaststroke, and
his great effort netted him, and
Michigan, only a fourth in the event
besides Jim Skinner's first.
In all, Michigan won six out of the
nine events. The swimmers gave

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thy also performed way over his head, i everything they had, but Ohio State
although he came in fifth behind was an aroused team. If both teams
Ohioan Don Coolahan in this same had been at full strength, that is.
race with Jim Counsilman and Miller An-

derson with the Buckeyes and with
Lou Kivi. Pat Hayes and Fries on the
Wolverine bench, Michigan would
have won.
But--"Of all sad words of tongue
and pen
The sadd(lest are these: It might
have been."
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